Turkish Samovar or Çay (tea) Soba
Living in Turkey has introduced us to many new and wonderful experiences. One of the highlights has been the discovery of the Turkish Samovar or Çay (tea) Soba. The Turks are an elemental people: they like fire, water and the outdoors, loving nothing more than cooking and picnicking together. All year round you will see Turkish families and their friends in their gardens, by the side of the road, on the beaches and in the mountains, forests and fields cooking and making tea on their Sobas.
We think the Turkish Soba offers something a bit different to the classic BBQ or outdoor camping stoves that are commonly used. They have a unique and charming character of their own and are great for camping, allotments, garden parties, picnics, festivals, caravans or simply as a beautiful object in its own right. 'The Humble Soba' sits perfectly in your home or garden: on the patio, in the kitchen or in the lounge by the fireplace, and is always a source of interest and conversation!
The Soba is a simple solid fuel burning stove that you fill with charcoal or wood (kindling or driftwood can be used), ignite and then use to heat water and make hot drinks. The top compartment (water heater) can be removed and the base used to cook on. Alternatively, it can simply be used to keep you warm on cold days and evenings outdoors. The Soba is a fun and simple way to enjoy cooking and making hot drinks outdoors and also providing hot water to wash up with before heading home.
The Soba is light to carry and very easy to start up and use. We average about 15 minutes to make the fire, light it and get the water boiling. You can either bring charcoal or wood along with you or you can source dry wood from wherever you are setting up your Soba.
You will quickly discover when you are out and about enjoying your Turkish Soba that you pique the interest of your neighbouring campers, and picnickers and that your Soba is always a source of intrigue and conversation.
68cm x 48cm
1) The chromium steel used to make this stove will tarnish with use over time
2)The chromium steel used to make this stove is lightweight and has sharp edges and can dent easily, so handle carefully when assembling and dismantling
3) From July 2013 all heating appliances to be fitted into houses are required to be CE approved and marked as such. This soba has not been through the testing required for CE approval. This soba is for outdoor use only. Unfortunately, we will not be able to sell you a soba if it is for fitting and use in a house. Stoves used for camping, picnics etc. are not required to be CE approved